On the most recent episode of “After 83 Weeks”, Eric Bischoff discussed his role with TNA. He discussed Hulk Hogan being the driving force and more. Here are the highlights:
On His Role With TNA:
It morphed. When I was first hired by TNA, the Carters, in particular, didn’t want me, they didn’t want Eric Bischoff on the payroll, they didn’t want anything to do with me. They wanted Hulk Hogan. They challenge they had is Hulk Hogan knew there was nobody in TNA to find their ass with both hands and a compass when it came to creative. So, he wasn’t willing to join TNA unless he had someone there that was watching over, at least, his creative.
I did have a lot of responsibility. Because, everything TNA did once they hired Hulk Hogan, all centered around Hulk Hogan. All of a sudden, I went from, ‘Okay, I will oversee Hulk Hogan’s creative,’ to holy s–t, everything that is going on is Hulk Hogan related and I became more involved in creative than I thought I would. Then I started liking it and throwing myself more into it.
On Enjoying His Stay:
Over the period of about six months or a year, I started looking around the room and Vince Russo wasn’t one of them that really knew what they were doing. What started out as a Hulk Hogan tax… it became around 2013, I was running creative with Bruce Prichard. A lot of things came out of TNA that I really liked.
You can listen to the full interview below:
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